Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been part of The Snaith School for many years.  Pupils start the award in Year 9 or 10 and usually complete their Bronze award by the time they leave school.

 The Award consists of 4 sections which must be completed for different lengths of time:- 

  • Volunteering:  undertaking service to individuals or the community for 3 or 6 months.  This can involve extended schools projects, conservation projects, charity work, Cadet training.
  • Physical:  improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities for 3 or 6 months.  This can could include team sports, individual sports, water sports, racquet sports, dance, fitness, extreme sports, Martial arts. 
  • Skills:  developing practical skills and personal interest for 3 or 6 months.  Some examples are creative arts, performance arts, science and technology, care of animals, music, life skills, learning and collecting, media and communication, natural world, games and sports. 
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK.  The expedition covers:  First aid and emergency procedures; an awareness of risk and health and safety issues; Navigation and route planning; Camp craft, equipment and hygiene; Food and cooking; Countryside and highway code; Observation and recording and team building.

Only one of the above sections has to be done for 6 months the other two for 3 months and the expedition is for 2 days and 1 overnight camp.  Training for the expedition is completed during one lunch time a week during term time.  A practice expedition is usually planned for just before the Easter holidays and the Assessed Expedition at the end of June.

 More information can be found about the Duke of Edinburgh's award at the following website:

 http://www.dofe.org/

 If you have any further questions or queries speak to me in school.

 Miss C Johnson

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